These are quite simple tests, but very important to some users of SSD drives.
We simply started an application or game, and measured the time taken for the application or game to fully load and start.
Application loading times
Adobe Fireworks CS3
There is very little difference in tangible performance between the modern SSDs. However, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD loads this large application in 3.37 seconds, and finishes this test in third place.
Corel PaintShop Pro 12
Again, I doubt anyone could tell difference from the fastest to the slowest modern SATA 6Gbps SSD, as they are all very close.
Games loading times
FAR CRY 2
Once again the results are all very close, and I highly doubt anyone could tell the difference between the fastest and slowest SSDs in this test.
The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD has performed very well.
The Toshiba OCZ VX500 has performed admirably.
Now let's head to the next page where we will see how the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD performs in PC Mark 8.....